Thai National Parks

Species of Thailand

Blue-and-white flycatcher

Cyanoptila cyanomelana, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1829

(In Thai: นกจับแมลงสีฟ้าอกดำ)

The blue-and-white flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana) is a migratory songbird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. The species is also known as the Japanese flycatcher. It breeds in Japan, Korea, and in parts of north eastern China and the Russian Far East. It winters in South East Asia, especially in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo. This species has been recorded as a vagrant from the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka in 2014.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Passage migrant

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Mainly spring and autumn passage migrant

Scientific classification

Cyanoptila cyanomelana

Common names

  • Thai: นกจับแมลงสีฟ้าอกดำ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Range Map

Distribution map of Blue-and-white flycatcher, Cyanoptila cyanomelana in Thailand
  • Bangkok Province
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Namtok Phlio National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province
  • Similan Islands
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Surin Islands
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Wapi Pathum District, Maha Sarakham
Range map of Cyanoptila cyanomelana in Thailand